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Winter Fire Hat by the-carolyn-michelle Winter Fire Hat by the-carolyn-michelle
Yes. Winter Fire. It makes sense. To me, at least.

I made this had as a commission for ~FiregaKatt who wanted a slouchy hat for the winter. Get it? FIREga? Winter? Hat? See what I did thur??!! I used some supah awesome wool (I Love This Wool Naturals from Hobby Lobby 100% wool) in a delicious tasty neutral color to create a hat she can wear forever with every outfit always. I will cry if she doesn't.

This hat turned out to be a lovely melding of knitting and crocheting. Normally, I do this tricky brim for my slouchy hats where I half-double crochet in the back ridges alternating on short rows to create a pseudo-knit look. It's slightly time consuming, but it looks nice. I started that way for this hat. Then I went "WHOAWHOAWHOA, whatchya doin' silly girl?? You know how to knit now. So just KNIT THE BRIM instead of doing fake knitcrochetwhatevers that takes about 2x as long as knitting it would."

So I did. And cast off, and crocheted the rest of the hat. SO COOL. I know I am not the first person to do this. But...I am feeling puh-reetty snazzy.

:D

So yeah! Want a hat of your own? Drop me a note! We can work something out. :la:
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Kayla-san Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This hat is gorgeous. QAQ Oh my gooosh -grabby hands- If I lived where there was actual winter again, I would buy this up in a heart beat oh my goodness~
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's really cute =D And such a good way to combine knitting and crocheting!
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I was very very pleased with the outcome!!
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Brookette Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it. That yarn looks awesome. I'll have to try it sometime...

So you made it from the brim up to the top?
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup. That's how I normally make slouchy hats. I'm weird.

And the yarn is pretty cost-effective. I have a good sized ball left still, and I crocheted the main part of the hat! That almost never happens to me!
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Creativity-Squared Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I was reading your artist comments and looking at the hat and I was like... 'Is that knit or crochet... The brim is knitted..." I was so confused, haha. It looks wonderful, is that your own pattern? :D
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe. Thanks! It is my own pattern. Naturally. I have no patience for reading pattern. ^^;
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Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Gorgeous work! And don't worry, the name makes perfect sense to me - you have fires in winter to keep warm, so this hat should keep you extra toasty, as well as being a hot fashion statement:D

Haha, I've done the exact same thing with the fake-knit look, then actually learned to knit, and you're right, it feels awesome that first time (ok, and every other time too) when you can get the genuine article in way less time (and possibly with less yarn):D
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's fantastic. Seriously. I just adore the REAL knit brim. I'm glad my methods make sense to someone. :la:
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